Julia Taranto (B.Mus)


  • Classical, jazz and contemporary piano
  • Theory and Musicianship
  • Students from age 5 to adults, beginners to advanced
  • Piano for pleasure or for AMEB music examinations

Call me on 0430 221 663 or email me at: julia@tarantomusic.com.au


I am a musician, a teacher and accompanist and I’m enthusiastic about helping children and adults discover the joy of playing piano.  My experience spans many years tutoring piano as well as accompanying students in exams, auditions and concerts and I delight in seeing my students achieve their musical goals. I studied piano, psychology and music therapy and can provide a rewarding experience  – whether it’s goal orientated or for personal enjoyment.

I offer one to one tuition of the kind that has a bonus: while lessons may feel like musical discovery it will actually focus on important foundations  such as technical work, repertoire, sight-reading, music theory and aural awareness. 


My specialty is in-studio lessons. I teach on a Yamaha C3 grand piano and my studio – located in Willoughby – provides a warm and a friendly learning environment. While parents are waiting they can relax in a waiting room adjoining the studio.

Start from the beginning. Resume after many years. Enjoy learning in the short or long term.

“I have taken up the piano again in semi-retirement, not having played at all since the age of 12.  With Julia’s expert tuition and guidance my love of piano playing has been reignited.  I’ve found that with Julia’s invaluable tips and suggestions playing piano is a rewarding experience.”  Phillipa, Student

“Julia has taught my two children the piano for around two years.  They both enjoy and look forward to their weekly lesson and have also participated in the concerts.  Julia is a skilled musician and a patient, inspirational teacher and I am delighted with the progress my children have made.”  Melinda, Parent